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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (41 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 1,203 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Extremely impressed by the professional and accomodating service by our maitre d Tina - she made our dining experience something else, the food was to standard but her service is as exceptional.

Thank Rachael P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and Jason's service was outstanding. Thanks! The seafood platter was fantastic and could be easily shared between two.

Thank 633catherinee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love our visits to Thirsty Whale, great atmosphere and the food is delish! Thanks to the awesome staff for putting in the effort...sets you apart from the other bars along the strip.

Thank funnythat2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the Thirsty Whale for dinner this evening and was very impressed. Great food, lovely venue...and Tina rocks!

Thank LozzaC82
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were here for the game tonight and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! We had the waitress Tina, who was very welcoming, throughout our time here she was checking up on us making sure we had everything we needed. I will definitely be going back here.

Thank dru1shonalove
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really great atmosphere, fantastic venue. Service was really good, Sylvia was our waitress and she was very welcoming, gave us a big smile as we walked in and attentive throughout our meal. Lovely setting on the waterfront, lovely views. Would definitely go back!

Thank christophercourse
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's great you enjoyed your visit to the Thirsty Whale christophercourse thanks for your review much appreciated

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The menu is what drew us inside & we weren't disappointed. Great decor, warm & inviting, great service from start to finish and fabulous food! The menu offers a good range of options & meal sizes. We found the prices very reasonable. We would dine...More

Thank MGRANTNZ73
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Thirsty MGRANTNZ73 and we would love to see you visiting again

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was having dinner with a bunch of friends from different country. The environment was really good. the food is good too. but the burger not so special. would recommend the pork from their restaurant,

Thank Littledeans
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Strange you found the Burger "not so special" Littledeans as all our burgers are very popular and we get a lot of great comments about them including on Tripadvisor. Thanks for your review you also posted some great photos.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views and attentive staff! Jason was particularly helpful I would not hesitate to bring customers again

Thank Ian R
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review Ian your rating much appreciated

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right from the get-go I was enjoying this restaurant. Great surroundings with a distinct nautical theme. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We all ordered different meals ranging from the seafood sensation to steak. Without exception we enjoyed everything. The food was prepared to perfection...More

Thank Gene S
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great your group enjoyed their recent visit to the Thirsty Whale Gene S it looks like you enjoyed everything from the surrounds to your meal thank's for your review much appreciated

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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